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VIDEO: Over 20 arrests in first week of drink and drug-driving campaign

VIDEO: Over 20 arrests in first week of drink and drug-driving campaign

Published at 6:02am 8th December 2015. (Updated at 9:55am 8th December 2015)

Police in North Yorkshire have already arrested more than 20 people for drink and drug-driving offences as part of their Christmas campaign.

The highest breath test reading so far was provided by a 44-year-old woman who blew four times the legal limit.

A 32-year-old man arrested for being over the limit in York had a child in the car with him at the time.

Alongside detecting drink-driving, officers are also carrying out roadside drug tests.

There have been two positive results for drug-driving, provided by a 29-year-old man and a 67-year-old man.

Traffic Sergeant Andy Morton, of North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group, said: "Every Christmas, we try and educate people about the devastation and heartbreak that drink and drug-driving can cause.

"We appeal to members of the public that if they have information about anyone who is driving under the influence of drink or drugs, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass the details to the Force Control Room.

"For those who would prefer to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You could save someone's life.

"Anyone who is considering driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs should know that we will be out and about waiting. If you are convicted, be aware that you face disqualification from driving, a hefty fine and the possibility of a prison sentence."

Road Safety Officer Fiona Ancell and Deputy Chief Constable Tim Madgwick have been speaking to Stray FM about the consequences of drink and drug-driving: